Functions of the Skin

The skin contributes to our health, and our health is revealed on our skin. The functions of our skin are many:

  • functions of the skinProtective from outside influences, it is known as a living shield. The surface of the skin contains an acid mantle that neutralizes bacteria and other disease causing agents
  • Contains cells that regulate our immune system
  • Cools and warms us by sweating to maintain a constant body temperature
  • Heals wounds
  • Absorbs sunlight (producing vitamin D)
  • Absorbs at least 60% of any substances applied to it into the bloodstream. If it cannot be eaten, it should not be applied to the skin
  • Eliminates waste
  • Connected to all of our vital organs and their functions
  • Connected to all internal systems, such as circulatory, respiratory, nervous, digestive, elimination, endocrine and lymph
  • Organ of expression, it allows us to feel touch and contact and reveals our thoughts and emotions

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